Happy New Year folks. This week, South Brooklyn Post is taking a break from our Thursday-story publication schedule. We’ll be back next week. Look for an upcoming feature on a truly inspiring local mom who is spearheading two charities that have harnessed the power of Facebook and Twitter to help impoverished kids in America, and create jobs in Haiti.
Thanks to everyone who supported South Brooklyn Post since our launch Nov. 2. It’s been a wild, fun ride, and we can’t wait for 2011–big plans in store to get down and dirty and waist-high in the big issues, and interesting people and projects, that impact life in our neighborhoods.
We’ll welcome new writers and regular columns in 2011. Expect more stories like the exclusive we had on cruise ships polluting our air, and a money battle between city and state stalling the construction of an electrical plug-in station for massive ships in Red Hook; the inside peek at the Italian social club on Court and 4th Place, the move to co-name Court Street after immigrants from a tiny Italian fishing village and a battle over sacred traditions between the clubs; and the interview with Alex Grabcheski, the owner of Fork + Pencil antique shop and toy store, who donates all profits to charity.
Readership has been steady, and we got a thrill in late December with a spike in visitors. In two months we surpassed 20,500 page views. We’re thankful. Let us know what you want to see more and less of. We want to be your go-to place for in-depth features and beautiful photos and investigative reporting about local life.
That’s all folks. We’ve got New Year’s weekend listings, if you need them, in Things to Do.